Recently I was asked to give a short talk for a young couple at a bridal shower. As I prepared my remarks, I found that next to the Scriptures, I most relied upon past issues of Touchstone Magazine. I spent three days surveying the archives and my own hard copies for suitable commentary on the joy of marriage and the importance of recognizing the holiness of the covenant we make with each other and Christ. Each issue with which I reacquainted myself offered an article from which much Biblically inspired wisdom could be mined. I realized how very thankful I am for the wealth of Christian thought I have had access to over the last fifteen years. Touchstone Magazine has strengthened my convictions and sharpened my ability to defend my faith. This realization has prompted me to begin a tradition of giving Touchstone Magazine as wedding gift to young couples.

In Christ,
Gina M. Danaher

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And here is a selection of articles on Christian marriage:

A Rite for the Uncommitted: Samuel Pascoe on “Shacking Up”

Five Rings & a Wedding: Marriage & the Concentric Communities That Surround It by Allan Carlson

Sexes United–A review of Marriage: The Dream That Refuses to Die by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese reviewed by Anne Hendershott

Meaningful Intercourse: The Rise & Fall of the Sexual Constitution of Christian Civilization by Allan Carlson

One Flesh of Purest Gold: John Chrysostom’s Discovery of the Blessings & Mysteries of Marriage by Mike Aquilina